Sometimes you want to use a third party service and insert content from an external application to your Visme.
Using the iframe widget you can pretty much insert content from any trusted third party provider that gives you iframe code (which is virtually any established provider from Wufoo for forms, SlideShare for Slides, Spotify for Audio and the list goes on and on….)
What does this mean for you?
You can pretty much insert content from any trusted third party provider that gives you i-frame code (which is virtually any established provider from Wufoo for forms, SlideShare for Slides, Spotify for Audio and the list goes on and on….)
What is an iframe?
In the brick and mortar world, a frame is defined as a rigid structure that surrounds or encloses something such as a door or window. In case of the internet we have what’s called an iframe and this allows one to insert framed content from virtually anywhere on the web into their own website.
And in case of Visme we’ve enabled this feature so you can embed external content to your Presentations, Infographics, Animations and virtually anything else you create with the Visme platform.
Here’s how you can use iframe widget on Visme to add your own external content.
1Select the iframe widget from left panel
This is done by clicking the blue </> icon on the left panel of your Visme editor.
2Grab the iframe code from your favorite platform
Today most web based content providers allow you to utilize their iframe code to insert content to other sites (or in this case to Visme). This includes Youtube, Vimeo, Spotify, Wufoo (for forms), and thousands of other providers. Even Visme provides it’s own embed code that you can insert to another site or even another of your projects.
Below is an example of a iframe from Wufoo, a free form provider.
3Copy and Paste the embed code in the iframe widget input box
Once the iframe widget is launched, you would need to paste the external iframe content. (Copy and paste).
Click done and your third party content will be inserted right in your project canvas area.
4Customize your iframe on project area (Optional)
You can play with the customization using Visme design features and assets. This means even though you may have a boring looking piece of content, assuming it is see through (transparent as is case with the form below) you can add background color and various objects near or around your form to make it stand out more.
Of course you don’t want to overdo it. In example below an otherwise boring form has been enhanced by placing a solid shape with a color assigned to it and moved under the form inserted to the page.
You can insert simple shapes and apply transparency to make your content standout. In the example below the user added a simple gear icon and then via the “FX” setting of the object reduced the opacity of the object.
It’s all about clean design and simplicity. You want to have a balance and don’t let your design ideas take over the purpose of your content.